Navvies working on a tip slope

Navvies working on a tip slope near Swithland, Leicestershire, circa 1897. The photograph is a fine illustration of the large numbers of men required for the Railway's construction, despite the contractor's use of steam powered machinery wherever possible. This section of the London Extension (Contract No. 2, Leake to Aylestone) was built by Henry Lovatt of Wolverhampton. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L1448
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - circa 1897
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: black and white
Format: 118mm, 161mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: S. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (part of S. W. A. Newton Collection, copy of glass plate negative)
Identifier: Newton - G 6/5
OS Reference: 456000 312000